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    ITIDA Organizes a Specialized Course for Prosecutors on IPR and e-Signature Laws

    Date published: 27 February 2009

    The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) organized a specialized training course on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and e-Signature laws during the period from 23-26 February, 2009. The program was tailored to Egyptian prosecutors.

    Organized in cooperation with the National Center for Social and Criminological Research, the specialized course was held under the auspices of Public Prosecutor Counselor Abdel-Magid Mahmoud with the chief aim of helping to reduce the piracy rate, which in turn helps attract foreign direct investments (FDI)s and preserve the rights of innovators and inventors in Egypt.

    The specialized course also aimed at acquainting Egyptian prosecutors with the new technical trends in the IPR realm, raising their awareness of e-signature and IPR laws in general and the distinctions between different types of forgeries in specific. 

    During the training sessions, several experts and specialists demonstrated prototypes and all sorts of IPR crimes and forgeries, explaining how to identify and combat such practices.

    ITIDA has always sought to support all activities IPR-related activities, which contributed to the reduction of the piracy rate by 3%. Through its Intellectual Property Rights Office, ITIDA works on opening communication channels with all parties concerned with the IPR law enforcement. ITIDA's plan for this year primarily focuses on imposing IPR laws as well as raising societal awareness in this regards.

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